Air-cooled Porsche prices keep climbing

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Hammer falls at $3.25 million for pumped-up Porsche

Air-cooled Porsche prices keep climbing
Air-cooled Porsche prices are incredible.

IT’S OFFICIAL. The process of air-cooled Porsche 911s has gone berserk. We’re still struggling with the news that a 1995 Riviera Blue 911 GT2, one of 57 such roadgoing cars in the world, was auctioned at RM Sotheby’s in London on the 8th September for $3.25m.

Let’s just try to process that figure for a moment. If you’d have been the person who bought this car new from Porsche Zentrum Ludwigsburg in Germany back in 1995, and then gently exercised it to the tune of 12,730 kilometres, that car would have earned you $142k every year for 21 years.

Doubling its pre-auction estimate, it set a new record for this model and was but one of a number of one-owner cars sold off as part of a collection. The new owner was a European bidder who purportedly took advantage of a weak pound to snare the whale-tailed behemoth after a bidding war with another gentleman on the sale floor.

Another eyebrow-raiser was the Speed Yellow 1993 964 Turbo S Lightweight. Again, it’s a rarity with only 86 built, and it was another low mileage special, with 6303km on the odo, but the sale price of £1.716m was jaw-dropping. For perspective, it was guided at less than $500k.

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